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The Beaver Dam Community Garden Recap

This past summer (2010), Beaver Dam was blessed with a new community garden.  For a very small fee, residents of the community could rent a 20 foot x 20 foot plot and grow food to feed their families.  In some cases, such as with the Rotary Club’s plot, the food grown was donated to local charities.

This year the community garden featured 19 gardeners (I was one of them!) growing everything from tomatoes to peppers to pumpkins.  An eager group of citizens, as a part of the Leadership Beaver Dam group, decided to take the time and go through the process of gaining the support and approval from the city board to pursue an inevitably positive addition to the community.

The garden was featured multiple times, on the front page no less, in the local newspaper (the Daily Citizen).

October 6th, 2010:  Community Gardeners Encouraged by Successful Season

October 6th, 2010:  Annual Meeting Planned

June 16th, 2010:  Group is Leading the Way in Beaver Dam

April 30th, 2010:  Breaking New Ground:  Community Garden Kicks Off Project 

March 29th, 2010:  Community Garden Gets OK

January 29th, 2010:  Community Garden Space Sought

I will most definitely be participating in next year’s garden (on a personal note, my husband is one of the founding members pictured above….I am very proud of him and the group).  I will be keeping a “wishlist” of items I would like to plant, grown, can, preserve, and enjoy on the “Garden” tab of my blog.

On Monday, the community garden will be hosting its first annual meeting.  The meeting will be at First Lutheran Church (311 Mackie Street).  There will be a quick potluck from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting thereafter.  Board members will be elected and committees will be formed to help make 2011 a great second year!  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting — those interested in joining the board or helping out with next season should attend.

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